This page provides information about technology related courses available in Tauranga, as well as data on the availability of skilled IT professionals and graduates in and around the city.


CPP offers industry-recognised qualifications that focus on the practical skills you need to be a successful information technology professional. CPP graduates are working in many facets of the computer industry in New Zealand and many countries around the world.

Computer Power Plus has recently formed a partnership with Mount Maunganui College to deliver its New Zealand IT Certificate and Diploma programmes during the evenings from October 2016.

These programmes are:
– NZ Certificate in Information Technology (Level 5) (Full-time only)
– NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (Level 5) (Full-time only)
– NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5) (Full-time only)



The Auckland ICT Graduate School is a joint initiative by the University of Auckland and the University of Waikato. Teaching takes place on our Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga campuses – and in the offices and labs of our industry partners.



The University of Waikato offers a growing range of degrees and programmes in one of New Zealand’s most sought-after locations – combining beautiful beaches, a sophisticated city lifestyle and university study.


Technology related courses include:

Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing

The Waikato Bachelor of Science (BSc) equips you for a career that requires logical thinking, analytical talent, a curious mind and practical skills.

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD)

The Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design combines highly creative design and visual communication papers with computer programming papers from the country’s leading computer science department.


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exploration

Electrical and mechanical engineering courses and training include:

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) Level 4

Certificate in Engineering Level 3

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 6

Engineering Computer Aided Design – CAD



The Avonmore building, at 38 Selwyn St, Tauranga City, was built specifically with computing in mind and is now a major centre for IT focused learning. A typical day studying at Avonmore begins at 8am and finishes at 2:30pm, Monday to Thursday, and depending on which part of the programme they are up to, students might be building machines, fixing machines, learning about and building servers or working through the functionality of the network itself from Microsoft Small Business Server to Windows Server 2008.

Avonmore provides NZQA approved training, from Levels 5 through to 7, for people wanting to either enter the Computing Industry as Technicians or as entry level Computer Network Engineers.  Students benefit from Avonmore’s computer laboratories, commercial grade equipment and the collective experience of a tutoring team with extensive industry backgrounds. Avonmore has Microsoft IT Academy status; students are able to complete their CompTIA and Microsoft exams right here at Avonmore.

At Avonmore, our students are exposed to relevant technologies, practices, and procedures essential to gain employment in the I.T. industry.  There is a 3-year training programme from Levels 5 through to Level 7.  Students will also complete international Certifications such as A+, Network+, MCITP and CISCO.